Category Archives: Tar Sands Oil

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Forest Ethics: An oil by rail threat is a threat to us all!

Thanks to our friends at Forest Ethics for this post: Companies like WesPac and Valero want to build massive new oil terminals to bring exploding oil trains into the San Francisco Bay Area and out through the entire country. And refineries there are proposing a slew of expansion projects to process dirtier, toxic, volatile, carbon […]

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Rupture of Aging Tar Sands Pipeline Beneath Great Lakes Would Devastate People, Planet and Economy

Rupture of Aging Tar Sands Pipeline Beneath Great Lakes Would Devastate People, Planet and Economy Because the strong currents in the Straits of Mackinac reverse direction every few days, a rupture of the oil pipeline beneath the channel would quickly contaminate shorelines miles away in both lakes Michigan and Huron, according to a new University […]

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Higher Cancer Rates Linked to Tar Sands Operations

Higher Cancer Rates and Tainted Local Foods Linked to Tar Sands Operations Danielle Droitsch, Natural Resources Defense Council | July 8, 2014   A new study released by two Alberta First Nations communities in partnership with the University of Manitoba reports that certain carcinogens released in tar sands operations are being found in high levels in local wildlife. The […]

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